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Fairlee police chief Leon Marsh waves to friend Paul Flanders of Fairlee, Vt., while patrolling Terry Hill Road on March 19, 2004. “I do more waving than anything else,” he said. “They all know me.” (Valley News - Tom Rettig)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Life: Leon C. Marsh Jr., 1931-2015; ‘Type of Person Who Is Irreplaceable’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairlee — He helped train the Upper Valley’s best-known elephant and taught American Army soldiers how to ski on a Japanese island at the time of the Korean War. But Leon Marsh, a round-the-clock worker who friends and family remember as firm yet fair, was probably best known as the face of Fairlee law enforcement — as town constable, police …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee Selectboard Chairman Frank J. Barrett Jr. said the $850,000 project, which voters in the three …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew and pinches to the posterior. Coach Jarrod Grassi waited through it all patiently, before making …

Former Police Officers Open Pizza Restaurant

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fairlee — How do two cops with decades of law enforcement experience between them drop everything to open a pizza joint? If you ask Bridget Tweedie and Jim Lanctot — formerly two-thirds of Thetford’s full-time police force who …

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the …

Setting Up for Summer Camp

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fairlee — Everything is in order by the time the children arrive — the grass cut, kitchens stocked, counselors trained and ready for the activity-filled weeks ahead. Locally, the annual summer camp spruce-up starts long before the season’s …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Fairlee Man Meets the Strangers Who Saved His Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fairlee — The 58-year-old Fairlee man who nearly died of a heart attack while bicycling along Route 120 in April is back at work, and also met recently with some of the passers-by who helped save his life. …

Mom, Son in Class On the Cross Rivendell Trail

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orford — Since it was built about a decade ago, sections of the Cross Rivendell Trail have been used as outdoor classrooms by the Rivendell Interstate School District. Home school teacher and mother Liss Gilbert went ahead and …

Etched in Stone: Massachusetts Native Rock-Solid in Vermont Open Victory

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fairlee — Hunter Stone wasn’t sure the hands that made him Vermont Open champion would stop shaking long enough for his drive home to Massachusetts on Wednesday night. Imagine the challenge, then, of using those hands to win …

Change in Plans Works for Vermont Open’s Day 1 Leader

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fairlee — Good thing Eric Dugas isn’t a creature of habit. The Massachusetts native arrived at Lake Morey Country Club for his Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open first round expecting to start on the golf course’s notorious par-3 …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …